Barnstable Police/Tagging Suspect Arrested

Barnstable Police Detectives and Patrol Officers arrested 24 year old  Nicholas Tawatao of Hyannis Monday after a month’s long investigation into over 30 incidents of “tagging”.

An investigation was initiated after Patrol Officer Travis Brown noticed a large number of buildings vandalized with spray paint and the letters “BLSD”.

Tawatao was identified as a suspect and a search warrant executed at his home found nearly 100 cans of bright colored spray paint, specialty painting nozzles, and sketchpads outlining his work.

Tawatoa was taken into custody on a warrant.

The investigation is ongoing and Barnstable Police ask anyone who has been a victim of spray paint graffiti, especially if the tag “BLSD” is involved, to contact Detective Kevin Connolly at the police department.

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